AVCL is thrilled to announce the appointment of Suz Christison as our new Program Manager.

Suz will be managing the AVCL flagship Annual Program, in addition to a range of new and existing community leadership programs that will be developed and delivered by AVCL in 2022 and beyond.

Suz commands over 25 years of experience in group facilitation and training, leadership development, community engagement, project management and strategic planning. Suz initially trained and worked in outdoor education and then grew her career across a range of roles in a spread of industries, including natural resource management, health, local government, community, small business and disability. Suz went on to establish her own facilitation and training business in 2016, through which she has successfully designed and delivered a range of leadership programs across the region.

Suz is herself a graduate of the AVCL Annual Program (2013), and holds a range of qualifications including her Masters in Teaching, a Diploma in Frontline Management from the Groupwork Institute of Australia, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Suz lives in Whitfield in the beautiful King Valley and has been active in her local community in a range of ways across arts, sustainability and education.

Suz says “As the incoming Program Manager, I would like to thank those who have contributed so much over the years to place the organisation where it is today. I look forward to working with the people who have taken the step in their own leadership and learning to sign up for the programs offered. As a graduate of the AVCLP, I have personally experienced the growth, connections and challenges that is brought about by undertaking the program. I look forward to working with our supporters, sponsors, participants, alumni: the people who make it all possible.”